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Government Chemist Review 2018

Statement made on 23 July 2019

Statement UIN HCWS1791


The twenty-second Annual Review of the Government Chemist has been received. The Review will be placed in the Libraries of the House plus those of the Devolved Administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland. The Review will also be laid before the Scottish Parliament.

The Government Chemist is the Referee Analyst named in Acts of Parliament. The Government Chemist’s team carry out analysis in high-profile or legally disputed cases. A diverse range of referee analysis work was carried out during 2018, which included pioneering work undertaken to detect mycotoxins in sultanas and Brazil nuts; pesticides in animal feed; formaldehyde in food contact materials and molecular biology approaches to support “consumer as analyst” devices for food testing.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Government Chemist Review 2018
Lord Henley
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 23 July 2019